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Oklahoma City staffing company ranked first in growth

Oklahoma City-based staffing company Express Employment Professionals received the top rank for industrial staffing from Staffing Industry Analysts, an independent research company.
By Catherine Sweeney, Business Writer Published: July 31, 2014
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An Oklahoma City-based staffing company nabbed the No. 1 spot for fastest growing employment firms.

Express Employment Professionals received the top ranking for industrial staffing from Staffing Industry Analysts, an independent research company.

Express is the largest staffing firm in North America and has 700 franchises in the United States, Canada and South Africa.

The Oklahoma City company received the top ranking after reporting $1.3 billion in sales for the first six months of 2014. Sales surged 16 percent from where they were during the same period last year. Express said it is employing about 5,000 people a week, up from about 2,500 in 2009.

“From the depths of The Great Recession, we have doubled the number of new people being hired,” Bob Funk, Express Employment Professionals CEO, said in a news release.

The company found employment for more than 400,000 people last year and plans to outdo itself in 2014. Express is on track to get 450,000 people employed this year, the company said.

“We want to help get the economy rolling again ... by helping as many clients as possible find good people,” Funk said.